Senior Associate, Global Commission On Adaptation
World Resources Institute
Jonathan Cook is a senior associate in the Climate Resilience practice, supporting the newly launched Global Commission on Adaptation of which WRI is a managing partner. He will support the preparation of the commission’s flagship report, the development of its Action Tracks and other activities with its many partners.
Prior to joining WRI, Jonathan was a senior adaptation specialist with the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he directly supported adaptation programs in more than 20 countries, promoted the integration of climate change across USAID’s broader portfolio, contributed to U.S. government policy engagement and partnerships, and developed guidance, tools and training. He is a coauthor of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and co-author of various books and publications.
Before joining USAID in 2012, he spent seven years at the World Wildlife Fund, including positions with the Climate Adaptation team, Macroeconomics Program Office and Greater Mekong Program in Laos.
Jonathan holds a master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Harvard University.